Cercle et Carré at GMOA

Posted 4 years 2 months ago

Modernist painting has a very strong pull and appeal, whether or not one is familiar with its history. The forms and images that were created in the early part of the 20th century speak to something elemental within all of us, a natural aesthetic ease accessed by painting, music and literature that is simple yet challenging. It's a dichotomy to which we respond well - and at least one reason that the work of Paul Klee, Erik Satie and James Joyce have enjoyed such staying power. We enjoy the elegance and complexity of the imagery.

To take this discussion to a much higher level than I...

Kudos, September 2013

Posted 4 years 3 months ago
swell print installation

Great news this month about our faculty, students and alumni. A few of the highlight of accomplishments and awards in the Franklin College:


University Professor Lynn Billard of the department of statistics was selected to receive the 2013 Florence Nightingale David award by the Committee of Presidents of the Statistical Societies. The award recognizes a female statistician who exemplifies David’s contributions to education, science and public service.

Henry “Fritz” Schaefer, Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry in the department of chemistry, has been...

English alumna one of six Rona Jaffe Writers' Award winners

Posted 4 years 3 months ago
Ashlee Crews-Jaffe, seated

Incredible news for department of English alumna Ashlee (Adams) Crews ( A.B., 2000) who was selected for one of the six 2013 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards and will receive $30,000:

In recognition of the special contributions women writers make to our culture and society, The Rona Jaffe Foundation is giving its nineteenth annual Writers’ Awards under a program that identifies and supports women writers of exceptional talent. The emphasis is on those in the early stages of their writing careers. This unique program offers grants to writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and...

2013 Dodd Chair Kendall Buster

Posted 4 years 3 months ago
man with white sculpture, interior

Sculpture, design and architecture have, often dramatically, converged and grown toward each other in the transformation of spaces over the last half-century and especially the last two decades. Kendall Buster, an artist who specializes in this collaboration of disciplines, will serve as this fall's Dodd Professorial Chair in the school art. She will present her public lecture on Sept. 3:

A full-time faculty member in the department of sculpture and extended media at Virginia Commonwealth University, Buster's large-scale "biological architecture" projects have been exhibited in...

Professor reveals artistry of the natural environment

Posted 4 years 4 months ago
two men with sonar device and water

Great service feature on the work of Lamar Dodd school of Art professor R.G. Brown on the UGA homepage:

Brown, a sculpture professor with the Lamar Dodd School of Art, won a Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellowship last fall to beam sonar into salt creeks on the coastal islands near Savannah as a creative way to help people see the natural environment from an unexpected point of view. The fellowships offer UGA professors the opportunity to spend an entire semester working with one of the university's eight public service and outreach units to apply their academic...